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Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
that somebody had to think of it first. it is something that takes the newest technology, the smartphone and couples it to one the oldest, the chariot. the result makes it easier for some to get around town, and others to make a living. tom foreman has the story of uber, a german word, in tonight's "american journey. >> reporter: for 13 years in the crush and crawl of d.c. traffic, robert harrison has made a sometimes difficult living as a limo driver, but a surge of new riders has him for the first time heading into the holidays for real optimism about his job. >> they have saved the day for us as independent limo drivers. >> that's the impact? >> that's the impact, absolutely. >> he says he owes it to uber, a relatively new service that allows limo drivers to collect electronically with people nearby who need a car right now. so your smartphone knows where you are. all you do is put in a request for a car and in a matter of moments -- >> i have a hit. >> it allows driver who often have hours to kill between prearranged rides to turn the waiting time into money. uber typically gets 20%
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